This Friday night is Culture Night and it marks the beginning of a fantastic opportunity for teenagers to borrow a musical instrument from Dublin City Libraries and Girls Rock Dublin. “GRD Gear Library”is the gear loan service designed for teenagers under 18 and launching on Culture Night with “Instrument Carousel” in Pearse Street Library.
On September 20 at 6pm, 16 teenagers will take over Pearse Street branch in a fun and loud experiment involving electric guitars, basses, synths, keyboards ukulele, glockenspiel, pedal effects and drums.
From Culture Night any teenager who is a member of Dublin City Libraries can borrow their preferred instrument for three weeks with their library card. The GRD Gear Library is a collection of instruments, amplifiers and musical accessories that Girls Rock Dublin use for their summer camp and events and are now making available through Dublin City Libraries all year round. Take a look at the instrument gallery at www.girlsrockdublin.com/gear-library then call into Pearse Street library and borrow what you need.
The collection is made up of donated gear from people in the community who value the work of Girls Rock Dublin and from purchases made from funding received from Reverb.com. The library is an ongoing project and donations of gear are welcome through www.girlsrockdublin.com